EP 025: Psychology of decision making with Michelle Florendo

AMA (Ask Me Anything) episode with Michelle Florendo, a former consultant, a decisions analysis expert & career coach for Type A professionals.   A Stanford University graduate with a degree in decision engineering & analysis, Michelle shares her career journey in consulting and some of her lessons learned.

“What we were taught was to be successful but not to be happy.”

Michelle unpacks the concept of decision making for those that may be feeling stuck in their career or at a crossroads.

“The quality of your decision is separate and distinct from the quality of the outcome.”

She breaks down  the components of strategic decision making, providing simple yet actionable steps, best practices, and recommendations on how you can make decisions to live a happier, healthier life.

Quickstart Guide to Decision Making  | Connect with Michelle  | Michelle’s Story

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EP 024: Big bets, politics, and digital consulting with Naresh Vissa

AMA (Ask Me Anything) interview with Naresh Vissa, a digital marketing millennial consultant, CEO of Krish Media & Marketing, and a best-selling author of Fifty Shades of Marketing: Whip Your Business into Shape & Dominate Your Competition and   Podcastnomics: The Book of Podcasting to Make you Millions.

Naresh turned down an offer from a leading management consulting firm to join a startup company and several years later, launched his own company.  In this episode, Naresh and Christie touch on a myriad of topics including:

  • How taking a big risk in turning down the management consulting offer from a prestigious firm to join an unknown startup paid off
  • Naresh helped the Houston Rockets basketball management team select 2007-2008 draft picks in a remote internship through the use of digital and predictive analytics
  • Embracing and exploiting the opportunities digital and its disruptive effects will have across every industry
  • Forging into political consulting, the digitization of politics and how it impacted the 2016 U.S. elections, including the launch of Naresh’ newest book, Trumpbook: How Digital Liberals Silenced a Nation into Making America Hate Again

Naresh Vissa website | Krish Media & Marketing

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EP 014: Discussing work-life balance, music, and fixing banks with Ed

AMA (Ask Me Anything) interview where Ed, a senior manager and former bank examiner, shares his career journey and experiences as a consultant in the bank regulatory space. During this episode, Christie and Ed give mentoring advice to a consultant that is seeking career guidance to create more of a work-life balance so that he could pursue his passion and hobby of being an amateur musician.

EP 008: Spotlight stealers, oil and gas, and travel stories with Sowm

AMA (Ask Me Anything) interview with Sowm, a seasoned consultant sharing her career journey and experiences as a consultant in the oil and gas space. During this episode, Christie and Sowm give mentoring advice to a consultant that is seeking career guidance to figure out how to best manage a peer that constantly tries to take credit for his work or micromanage him in an attempt to create a business case to get promoted.